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Anchor Drop, May 30, 2020: 98 Days to Kickoff

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Good morning.

Optional musical accompaniment:

We’re down to 98 days until Vanderbilt’s scheduled season opener against Mercer, and yes, I am going to continue using “scheduled” as a modifier for this whole thing. There’s no 98 on the current roster; last year, it was kicker Ryley Guay, and here’s where I remind everybody that 98 is a defensive lineman number and not a kicker number.

So, apparently former Vanderbilt offensive lineman Jared Southers recruited Devin Cochran to Georgia Tech. Very cool and big endorsement of the Vanderbilt coaching staff.

The SEC is relaxing rules for graduate transfers. The new rules will allow graduate transfers to pursue a second undergraduate degree at their new school instead of requiring them to pursue a graduate degree as had been required in the past.

WNBA blog Swish Appeal speaks of the significance of new Vanderbilt AD Candice Storey Lee.

Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is hosting a series of virtual gatherings with the Vanderbilt community (the alumni one is on June 18.)

Bryce Drew sold his house in Nashville.

VUCommodores caught up with former Vanderbilt quarterback Bernard Nomberg, who seems like he’d fit right in at Anchor of Gold:

What was your all-time favorite moment as a Commodore?

“Beating Florida at home on television in 1988. We wore bright yellow jerseys. Defense was awesome that day.”

Ah, yes, bring back the bright yellow jerseys.

David Price is giving every minor leaguer in the Dodgers system $1,000, and I just realized David Price now plays for the Dodgers.

Update: When Are Sports Coming Back?

Well, it sounds like the NBA is going with a plan to finish the season entirely in Orlando with only 22 of the league’s 30 teams, and then hold the playoffs. It’s expected to be approved and they’ll start back up in July.

Actual Sports on TV

The SEC Network is replaying Game 3 of the 2014 CWS Finals at 11 AM CT.

Also today, from the Bundesliga: Wolfsburg-Frankfurt (8:30 AM CT, FS2); Schalke 04-Werder Bremen (8:30 AM CT, FS1); Bayern Munich-Fortuna Dusseldorf (11:30 AM CT, FS1).